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Publisher's Summary

Jack London's masterpiece tells the gripping tale of a dog named Buck who is wrenched out of his life of ease and luxury to become a sled dog in Alaska. Drawing on his wolf heritage, Buck must fight for survival in an alien environment.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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the song of the pack or the call of the wild?

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I remember reading Jack London's The Sea Wolf several years ago, which I think is his best book. Mr London is very good at describing scenes. This one is from the viewpoint of the dog (Buck). It is well written and a quick listen.

The narrator is very good except he's a little slow for me. I bumped the speed up to 1.5x which worked well and made the book even shorter.

I was a little surprised by the last phrase of the book "...which is the song of the pack.". Seems more fitting to have ended with "...which is the call of the wild." Anyway, it was a good story.

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Enjoyed story and narration

Worth listening to for adults and children, especially for dog lovers and those who love nature.

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great and moving story

I almost didn't purchase this book because it's an old story, but I am SO GLAD that I did. I loved it.

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Narration Nation

The narration was amazing I was just not interested in this book - it was not my type.

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Family listening.

My son and I listened to the story most nights before bed. So much better than being a tv couch zombie. We talk and enjoy being together. There is a reason this is a classic.

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I love it

We we’re reading this book in English and the audiobook helped me out so much.

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wonderful momories

This novel is just as enthralling and amazing as it was when I read it the very 1st time in 5th grade English 20 years ago

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awesome!

It was great to listen to this! I read it for shook, and this is one of my most favorite books! maybe the dogs didn't need to die, but Peter Hausmann is a great reader!

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Great Perspective

Simply fascinating, since it is from the perspective of Buck, the dog.

Normally, I don't like "talking animal" books and movies, on the general whole, but there are definite exceptions (Charlotte's Web, etc.) This is not a talking animal story, as Buck doesn't talk. You simply get inside his perspective, which is unique.

I enjoyed revisiting this on audio.

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awesome

great one of the best books I've never read...I mean I don't really even like books but this was great.

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  • Pauline Giles love bug dog cat dog
  • 09-29-18

Chistmas

Good old fashioned a story for Christmas or winter
Great thing to listen to today

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  • Sean Inglis
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Pacy classic

I came to this after listening to a Radio 4 production of London's "The Sea Wolf" and, if I'm honest, because it turned up cheap.

Technically the recording isn't as clean as some others, but this really just adds to the vintage atmosphere.

There's a lot going on, many villains, a few heroes, and a lot of exposition from the dog's point of view.

If you're a dog lover, you'll have your dander up in a few places, but it's no spoiler to say that things will be settled to your satisfaction. As story that has a lot of period detail and vocabulary (obviously) but it doesn't feel dated.